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Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park. North Palisade, they will tell...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCALIFORNIA | CARMEL | PHOTO GALLERIES The streets in Carmel are thick with art galleries, but photography-only galleries are another matter. Here are four: Weston Gallery, 6th Avenue near Lincoln Street; (831) 624-4453, www.westongallery.com....
Tags: Photography, Arts and Culture
Times Staff WriterTagged as having some of the nation's highest ticket prices, the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Orange County will relinquish the crown next April by introducing a $12 general admission fee, down from the $17 weekday and $19 weekend tariffs that have...
Tags: Culture, China, Arts and Culture, Tickets, Prices
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe superstars of early Yosemite photography come together at an exhibition of 50 photographs and related items through Oct. 28 at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto. In "Yosemite's Structure and Textures," images of the valley...
Mary Austin and the American West Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson University of California Press: 324 pp., $29.95 Few writers of her period overcame more obstacles than Mary Austin. Stuck in a disappointing marriage, Austin (1868-1934) spent the...
Tags: Sinclair Lewis, Robert Towne, Jane Austen, Death, Movies
Chicago Tribune Staff ReporterYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California -- This isn't the Fall Color Capital of Anything. That doesn't mean fall color's not here, if you know where and how to look, and if expectations are rational. Plus, it's Yosemite, which means, in any color, it's flat-...
"Sacred Earth: Places of Peace and Power," by Martin Gray (Sterling, $35), is filled with images and descriptions of awesome spots - many connected to ancient worship traditions - including the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Tibet's Potala Palace, Mauna Kea...
Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15...
Tags: Photography, Cleveland, Arts, Family, Parties and Movements
Times Art CriticA1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
Mariposa is the Spanish word for "butterfly," and the town's butterfly theme is ubiquitous: Colorful butterflies can be found on street murals and sidewalks, in store window displays and on countless business logos. May 1 to 3, the town will host its...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDavid Brower, an oracle for wilderness and the most indomitable environmental warrior of 20th century America, has died. He was 88. Brower, who died of bladder cancer Sunday at his home in Berkeley, was a combative, prickly, inspirational and visionary...
Times Staff WriterThe sky is falling. The end is near. And Mammoth is turning into Aspen. Only one of those statements proved wholly true during my recent visit to this eastern Sierra ski resort: The sky, indeed, was falling. Tiny, fluffy snowflakes floated down from...
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